While we do acknowledge that the accident involved one of our ambulances, based in Baringo County, we wish to categorically state that there was NO PATIENT/S onboard the said ambulance at the time of the accident.
The said ambulance was en route to respond to an emergency call in Reale Hospital in Kabarnet Town when it, unfortunately, slipped into a ditch to avoid a head-on collision with an oncoming vehicle along the Kaprorita road in Baringo County.
Immediate alternative plans were made to respond to the call and the operator who sustained minor injuries was rushed to the Reale Hospital in Kabarnet where he was treated and discharged.
Hence, the sensational reporting that the “driver” was drunk is INACCURATE. This case should be treated as an isolated unfortunate incident.
Our paramedics and ambulance operators are highly trained and exercise utmost professionalism and ethical standards in their line of duty. As such, we take utmost care in the services that we offer.
The inaccurate and sensational reporting on this incident is highly regrettable and we do urge media outlets to exercise caution and tenets of fair reporting.
E-Plus is the largest private Emergency Medical Services and pre-hospital care provider in East and Central Africa, with 128 fleets of superior, fully equipped state-of-the-art ambulances, manned by highly qualified paramedics and experienced in pre-hospital care.
The company is owned by the
Kenya Red Cross Society. www.eplus.co.ke.
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